A year of being GIVEN

I guess it only makes sense to say that without the GIVEN Forum – there is no #thefemgenius for me. When people say ‘God works all things for our good’ they don’t say that He can wait till the very last second to give you a chance to trust Him, and He comes through.

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The Feminine Genius.

In Mulieris Dignitatem, John Paul II not only thanks women, he straight up apologizes to them for failing — for misrepresentation, not being recognized; for enduring abuse, exploitation, and violence throughout history. And he calls out both the modern Church and society to uphold the dignity of women; by respecting them, honoring them, recognizing them, and integrating them socially, politically, and economically, letting them be a part of the conversation — for women “reveal the gift of their womanhood, by placing themselves at the service of others in their everyday lives.”

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“It is my hope, dear sisters, that you will reflect carefully on what it means to speak of the genius of women…a specific part of God’s plan which needs to be accepted and appreciated, but also in order to let this genius be more fully expressed in the life of society as a whole, as well as in the life of the Church.”

– St. Pope John Paul II

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